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Muster Roll of Captain Peter Ruton's Company in the 4th Battalion of New Jersey Volunteers commanded by Lieutenant Colonel Abraham Buskirk - Staten Island, July, 1778:

Rank Names Enlistment Reason Absent
CaptainPeter Ruton
LieutenantJames Sarvenear
EnsignColin McVean
SergeantSamuel Van GiezenCarpenter
SergeantWilliam Bell
SergeantAbraham Ruton
CorporalWilliam Bond
CorporalJohn Hopper
CorporalMatthew KnegtWith the Artillery
DrummerJoseph Prior
PrivatePeter Ramsey Sick
PrivatePeter Ridner
PrivateWilliam Ramsey
PrivateGeorge Smith
PrivatePeter Smith
PrivateJames Sturee Dead Jan. 17, 1778
(different date from last muster roll)
PrivatePhilip HanselpeckerOn Guard
PrivateNicholas SytheSick on Staten Island
PrivateNicholas Himmeum
PrivateAbraham Ackermun
PrivateDerick WannemakerSick on Staten Island
PrivateHenry ShultisDead June 22, 1778
PrivateJohn Bruce Sick in New York
PrivateFrederick Bruce Sick in New York
PrivateNatheist Staker
PrivateBalthes Shoemaker On Furlow
PrivateAdam Himmeum On Furlow
PrivateCoonrod Frisiner
PrivateWilliam Fox Carpenter
PrivateCoonrod Hanselpecker On Command at New York Taylor
PrivateJacob HimmeumCarpenter
PrivateGeorge Himmeum Carpenter
PrivateDavid Degrot
PrivateJoesph Hart
PrivateJohn Conolly
PrivateGeorge CopeWith Capt. Hayden N.Y.
PrivateStephen Foster
PrivateJacob Romine
PrivateMatthew BennettTaken prisoner Apr. 5, 1778
PrivateBenjamin TuttleDeserted
PrivateTimothy Collien
PrivateJohn Van SyleSick
PrivateFrancis Beaty
PrivateRichard Ackermin Recruiting-Deserted
PrivateFrancis Smith
PrivateJohn Sickells Taylor at Harlem
PrivateSamuel Curtis Dead
PrivateJacob Ackerson On Furlow - Deserted
PrivateWilliam Smith On Furlow - Deserted
PrivateJohn Wannemaker Prisoner with ye Rebels
PrivateNicholas Wannemaker Prisoner with ye Rebels
PrivateHenry Lawbock Prisoner with ye Rebels
PrivateSamuel Demorest Prisoner with ye Rebels
PrivateHenry Emanuel Prisoner with ye Rebels
PrivateJacob Cole Prisoner with ye Rebels
PrivateJacob Morris Prisoner with ye Rebels
PrivateIsaac Montonye Prisoner with ye Rebels
PrivateDavid Bayard Prisoner with ye Rebels
PrivateGeorge Webb
PrivateJohn Abell
PrivateCharles Butt

Note on Derick Wannemaker (Richard Wannamaker): Dirck Wannamaker died in gaol in Philadelphia in 1780. His widow, Elizabeth, married a John Post, and settled in the Maugerville, New Brunswich, Canada area.

Transcribed by Donna Ristenbatt. From the New Jersey State Archives, Trenton, NJ. Loyalist Muster Rolls, Reel #232, Vol. 4, pg. 1229.

For more Loyalist Muster Rolls, be sure to check out The Olive Tree Genealogy Homepage by Lorine McGinnis Schulze.

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